Books



Hutchmoot: Homebound Reading & Listening Collection

By The Rabbit Room

Chris Thiessen (Keeper of the Books, Rabbit Room Store Expert, and Encyclopedic Source of all Musical Knowledge) has compiled a reading list and a streaming playlist that together represent the speakers, subjects, and artists involved in Hutchmoot: Homebound. They are vast. We’ve also got some fun goodies to share from Growley Leather, so be sure to scroll to the bottom.

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The Song that was Sharper than Sting

By Bethany J. Melton

Samwise had climbed too many stairs with Shagrat drooling on his heels. He’d blasted through Cirith Ungol’s gates with Galadriel’s light. He’d searched every black corner for Frodo, and now, his master was a tower trapdoor out of reach.

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Realism of Presentation, Realism of Content

By Jonathan Rogers

In An Experiment in Criticism, C. S. Lewis puts a finger on one of the things I love so much about Tolkien, though Lewis is not specifically talking about his good friend Tolkien’s stories. In the chapter “On Realisms,” Lewis distinguishes between what he calls “realism of presentation” and “realism of content.” Realism of presentation refers to those little concrete details that give the world of a story the textures that make it feel like the world God made. Realism of presentation, writes Lewis, “is the art of bringing something close to us, making it palpable and vivid, by sharply observed or sharply imagined detail.”

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Let Justice Roll Down Book Group: Week 4

By The Rabbit Room

Our reading group for Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins, led by Dr. Steve Guthrie, is in its final week. All materials for Week 4 are now available, including discussion questions, videos, and articles for further reading. Enrollment is ongoing, so join whenever you like.

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Let Justice Roll Down Book Group: Week 3

By The Rabbit Room

Our reading group for Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins, led by Dr. Steve Guthrie, has begun its third week. All materials for Week 3 are now available, including discussion questions, videos, and articles for further reading. Enrollment is ongoing, so join whenever you like.

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The Stories of Others

By Rebecca D. Martin

In the 1960s, Robert Coles was the child psychologist who treated Ruby Bridges, six years old, black, integrating a white elementary school in New Orleans. He would hate my use of the word treated. Rather, he listened to Ruby’s story as he counseled her through the massive life disruption and trauma that was integration during the Civil Rights movement. Later, he would write a book about what he learned from these brave children, and he would win a Pulitzer for it. In another book, The Call of Stories, Coles wonders: What if we don’t jump to conclusions trying to fix others? What if, instead, we “listen carefully, record faithfully, understand as fully as possible”?

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Let Justice Roll Down Book Group: Week 2

By The Rabbit Room

Our reading group for Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins, led by Dr. Steve Guthrie, begins its second week today. All materials for Week 2 are now available, including discussion questions, videos, and articles for further reading. Enrollment is ongoing, so join whenever you like.

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Let Justice Roll Down Book Group: Week 1

By The Rabbit Room

Our reading group for Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins, led by Dr. Steve Guthrie, begins today. All materials for Week 1 are now available, including discussion questions, videos, and articles for further reading. Enrollment is ongoing, so join whenever you like.

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New Reading Group: Let Justice Roll Down by John Perkins

By The Rabbit Room

Now open for enrollment, Belmont University Professor Steve Guthrie leads a reading group for John M. Perkins’ powerful book Let Justice Roll Down. Students will join one another in reading and discussion.

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The Door on Half-Bald Hill: Now Available on Audiobook

By The Rabbit Room

The Door on Half-Bald Hill takes place in an ancient Irish culture marked by its oral and aural storytelling tradition—which makes it a fantastic audiobook.⁣

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Intervening Light: An Interview with Stephen Crotts

By Drew Miller

Whether you know his name yet or not, chances are that Stephen Crotts is responsible for at least one piece of art—whether it’s an album cover, book cover, poster, or stand-alone work—that has stopped you in your tracks and filled you with wonder. The latest piece of magic Stephen has contributed to Rabbit Room Press is the cover and inside illustrations of The Door on Half-Bald Hill.

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Our 2020 Summer Reading List

By Chris Thiessen

The constant din of voices swirling and opinions flying in today’s physically-distanced, yet socially-shrinking world is overwhelming. Searching for trusted information from diverse points of view is daunting. Like many of you, we at the Rabbit Room are processing current events, both as an organization and personally, and are seeking to listen and act with empathy, peace, and grace in Christ.

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